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Statement by High Representative/Vice President Mogherini and Commissioner Stylianides on #WorldHumanitarianDay2019

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Mogherini and Commissioner Stylianides on #WorldHumanitarianDay2019

| August 20, 2019

On this year’s World Humanitarian Day, (19 August) the European Union paid tribute to the commitment of those who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide, as the risk humanitarian workers face continues to increase. The unequivocal respect of international law, the safety and security of humanitarian workers and their unfettered access to those in […]

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Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

| July 31, 2019

According to several submissions to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review, the Spanish legal system allows for violation of human rights, either by directly ignoring EU standards, or through loopholes in existing laws, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré. An emblematic case in point is the abuse suffered by the Kokorev family (Vladimir Kokorev, […]

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#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

| June 27, 2019

At the 41st session of the held this week at the UN in Geneva, the judicial miscarriage of the Kokorev case by the Spanish authorities was publicly raised by an NGO, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré.  In September 2015, three members of the Kokorev family were arrested in Central America and extradited to […]

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#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

| June 27, 2019

The dreadful conditions for workers building the stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, now just over two years away, are once again making headlines. This renewed criticism comes on top of recent developments regarding irregularities around Qatar’s original bid to hold the tournament. The detention and questioning of former UEFA president […]

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Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

| June 12, 2019

Last week, just prior to taking over the European Union presidency, the new Finnish government announced plans to make it compulsory for companies to conduct human rights checks. A year ago, this would have seemed out of the ordinary. But growing recognition of the human cost of weak regulations on business, coupled with an erosion […]

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Human rights NGO #OpenDialogueFoundation suspected of ‘co-operating with Russian intelligence’

Human rights NGO #OpenDialogueFoundation suspected of ‘co-operating with Russian intelligence’

| May 23, 2019

Recently, growing numbers of members of European institutions have become puppets and tools of the hidden political propaganda of controversial human rights NGO ), the purpose and activities of which are concealed behind a mask of human rights advocacy, writes Phillip Jeune. Who are you, Ms. Kozlovska? Following the emergence of the Warsaw based ODF, […]

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#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

| March 29, 2019

EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. On Wednesday (27 March), the European Parliament adopted its position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU ministers, be […]

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